OSHA announced on Thursday, April 17, 2008, that the agency is now accepting applications for Susan Harwood Training Grants.

According to the announcement, the grants provide training for topics including combustible dust; falls from scaffolds, ladders and roofs in construction; and food processing health hazards such as diacetyl exposures in popcorn and other food flavoring manufacturing facilities.

The grants, which may total up to $6.7 million are awarded to nonprofit organizations to provide training and education programs for employers and employees on OSHA-selected safety and health topics.

Applications may be submitted until May 23, 2008 at the federal government’s general grants Web site. Visit http://www.grants.gov.